The ICM poll makes good reading, I think. The Tories have failed to get away and establish a clear lead over Labour and stands still at 37% well below the 40+% they need to establish an election winning margin. Clearly amongst key voters there is no belief that the Tories are economically competent. Lib Dem are up to 21% which is encouraging if not earth shattering. I think that we will get a general election boost and local election results also give more cause for hope.
It is amazing that we should be embarking on 2008 at 21% a strengthened front bench: Vince Cable, Huhne, Clegg, Ming and Kennedy are all well known and effective performers and others -Ed Davey , Susan Krammer, Sarah Teather, Steve Webb etc breaking into the media.